One of the issues with doing astronomy here at Oregon Tech (besides inconsistent weather and very cold nights), is that sometimes objects close on our Southern and Western horizons (the sides facing the college and Klamath Falls) are lost in the light pollution. A great many people leave lights on at night not because they need to, but either because they forget or because they don't care. Please remember to turn off unnecessary lights at night; it's better for the environment, it's better for your budget, and it's better for stargazing.

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Tonight is our LAST star party of the year! Don't miss it if you've been wanting to come to one. We're meeting around 8:30 at the Oregon Tech softball fields. Bring your own telescope or binoculars. We will have our telescopes out as well! The weather is looking great!


Alright everyone! Star party this Friday at 8:30. We're hosting it at The Oregon Tech softball fields. They're located up at the north east corner of campus. We are hoping to bring out our brand new telescope for its first debut! We should be able to see Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus as well as some other deep sky objects if we get requests. This is our last stargazing event of the school year, so we hope to see you there!

Anyone up for a star party this Friday? Weather's looking great!

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To those who didn't read the comment on the previous post, owing to poor weather, we will be canceling the planned stargazing event for tonight.

This Friday we will be hosting a stargazing event at the Oregon Tech softball fields. It will be form 8:30 to 10ish. Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars. We will have telescopes available, but feel free to bring your own. The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

Evening stargazing event at Oregon Tech. Free to the community! We will provide telescopes, but feel free to bring your own. We are meeting at the Softball Fields.

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Due to weather, we are finishing the Astronomy Day early. We are planning on having another Astronomy Day in May when the weather is better, so keep an eye out. We should be having the event towards the middle of May!

Good morning Stargazers. Today is Astronomy Day!

Indoor activities (many designed for kids) start at 4pm at the Crater Lake Room in the College Union at Oregon Tech. Don't miss the Native American story teller! The event will wind down around 8pm.

Due to the cloud cover, we are tentatively canceling the star party and BBQ, BUT we will have some great snacks for everyone, even if the weather isn't optimal for stargazing.


I hope you all come out and enjoy the days fun events!

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Astronomy Day is less than 3 weeks away! Here's the details:

What: A special event focused on interactive astronomy education with activities ranging from physics based video games, water bottle rocket launching, crafts, BBQ, star party, and much more!
When: Friday, April 24th from 3-9pm
Where: Oregon Tech's College Union in the Crater Lake Complex...
Who's invited: EVERYONE! Its a free event, so bring your family and friends.

We hope to see you there. Send us a message if you have any questions. Clear Skies!

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Good Morning! We wanted to remind you that there is a star party tonight at 7:00 pm at the Oregon Tech Softball Field. We provide the telescopes, binoculars, and hot chocolate, you provide your love of stars. No experience necessary.

It will be about mid-40s tonight so dress warmly and feel free to bring blankets. If you have your own star gazing equipment, you are more than welcome to bring that too!

See you all tonight!


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Hey all! Club meeting tomorrow in Sunset at 5pm. We will be getting together to talk about Astronomy Day that is coming up very soon. There is also going to be a star party we are hosting on campus at 7pm on Friday at the softball field. Hot chocolate and telescopes will be provided. See you all then!

A winter star party is set for this Saturday at Liskey Farms. Come enjoy Valentines Day under the stars. The event is open to students and the public. Local astronomers will guide any questions you may have and also provide telescopes to view the night sky. We are co-hosting the event with the Klamath County Museum.

To reach the event site, take Cross Road to Lower Klamath Lake Road. Drive approximately 5.5 miles to Liskey Farms. A sign will be posted at the driveway entranc...e. Participants are encouraged to come as early as 5:30 to find a parking spot before dark. Those arriving later are encouraged to turn off headlights as they enter the parking area.

For more information, including last-minute updates on weather conditions, contact Todd at the Klamath County Museum at 541-883-4208, or check the museum’s facebook page.

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Club meeting tomorrow at 5pm in Sunset. We will be sharing some incredibly exciting news about a new addition to our club! Come find out for yourselves. See you then!

We are wanderers amongst the stars.. searching, exploring, discovering. Earth will always be our home, but it will never quench the idea that there may be others. "Maybe it's a little early. Maybe the time is not quite yet. But those other worlds, promising untold opportunities, beckon. Silently, they orbit the sun, waiting." -Carl Sagan

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Hope you didn't miss the launch of the Orion Spacecraft today! The launch went flawlessly. It marks a huge milestone in the future of manned spaceflight. This may be the spacecraft that one day takes us to Mars.